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Public health cautions residents about air quality

Fires around the U.S. continue to raise smoke levels in area

 

Last updated 9/15/2022 at 11:22am

Havre Daiy News/Tim Leeds

A smoky haze shrouds Mount Baldy in the Bear Paw Mountains Tuesday. Health officials are warning peope to keep an eye on air quality as smoke from numerous fires comes through the area.

With fires raging across the U.S., air quality in Montana has been marred by fluctuating levels of smoke across the state, which has prompted the Hill County Health Department to issue a warning that people should be careful about how current air quality can affect their health.

Hill County Public Health Director Kim Berg said even if people can't smell smoke, that doesn't mean it's not there, and even if there's not much of it, it's still not safe to inhale.

"Breathing in wildfire smoke is never safe," Berg said.

She said people should keep their eyes on local air quality, pay attention...



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